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Kathie Oram Peterson

Kathi Oram Peterson learned to write the hard way by spending years practicing her craft. Her path to publication took a detour as she raised her three children. During those years, she read all the how-to books on novel writing that she could find. When her last child graduated high school, she returned to college and earned her BA in English. She was fortunate to do an internship for the University of Utah's Continuum magazine where she learned to edit and write articles in the "real" world. Shortly after graduation she was hired by a curriculum publisher to write and edit concept and biography books for children. She worked shoulder to shoulder with artists and computer programmers as she watched her children's stories come to life. But the desire to write full-length books called to her. Upon leaving the workforce, she focused her attention on writing romantic suspense and YA time travel novels. The thread she sows in both genres is faith in a higher power.